Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Last night, I had to grade two folders of college essays (translation, people are paying for my judgment, so I had to be focused), catch up on the never ending stories of laundry and food shopping after teaching a nearly three hour class. I went to bed around 2 or so, and at 5:30 this morning, my fourteen year old woke me up with this sentence:

"Mom, is it possible to give yourself a tattoo with a Bic pen and a lighter?"

Now, if you recall, he is the same fourteen year old who recently pierced his lip with a needle and a match; he currently sports "snake bites" -- double lip piercings-- after the proclamation by a bevy of eighth and ninth grade girls that he looked, indeed, "way hot" with the one piercing, he decided to go for it. We now have a pact that if any other punctures appear on his body, the computer will be brought from his room to the basement - for the rest of his mortal life.

So that's what's new here. And we finished our costumes. His younger sister has been obsessed with fairies for most of her very young life, and has trick-or-treated as a fairy every year. This year, she fell in love with a half angel/half devil costume, and for the first time, I thought, a little wistfully, we won't have a Halloween fairy.

But fear not in the life of raising teens: my son, the six foot one inch basketball center who is currently tugging on size 12 1/2 sneakers, decided it would be really funny if he went as a fairy. Borrowing one of his sister's creations (and adding several new layers for length) this is the result:

Happy Halloween!


Colorado Writer said...

That is hysterical! My 16 yo has decided Halloween is for children.



Anne Spollen said...

Well, I also have a much quieter sixteen year old who thinks pretty much the same way.

My husband did ask me the other day why Philip never stopped trick-or-treating. "Not only is he too old, he's huge." I look at it as he gets the candy for thinking up these outrageous costumes.

Maybe, though, this is his last year of actual trick-or-treating...

TerriRainer said...

Give em an inch, they take a mile!

Only two of my five kids are still trick or treating...it was pretty easy tonight, they RAN to each house with a porch light burning, so it didn't take much time to canvas the neighborhood.

:) Terri

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